Student Programming

 

MARC's bullying & cyberbullying prevention programs for K-12 students are unique in that most services are delivered by trained graduate and undergraduate students from Bridgewater State University, in a high-status peer model.  All our students are closely supervised by MARC faculty.

We offer our anti-bullying programs to all K-12 schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts*. Currently, the program is grant-supported and participating schools located within about 45-60 minutes of BSU do not have to pay for it, although they are asked to cooperate with the research. 

*Student Services may still be available for Out of State or Country schools. Please inquire using our Request Form  

Virtual In-Class 

School Assemblies

Bullying & Cyberbullying Basics
  •  Tailored for age appropriateness

  •  Interactive lecture style

  •  Digital skills

  •  Social & Emotional Learning

  •  Conflict Resolution

  •  Tools and tips for coping with     challenging social issues  

Grades 1-12

Traditional

Digital Citizenship
  • Critical thinking and discussion about the impacts of technology & social media on our lives,                

  • Topics  include how social media and technology -

    • can provide a source of support

    • benefits and risks of handling problems online

    • potential impact on our emotions                                                          

  • Privacy concerns and ways social media and technology may manipulate us and our habits.

Grades 6-12

Traditional

Girl Talk: Friends, Fights, & Forgiveness
  • Interactive lecture focused on the unique concerns and needs of female adolescents

  • Encourage females to think deeply and critically about friendships, relationships, and their social world.

  • Foster the development of healthy and effective coping strategies for common social problems

Grades 6-12
 Female students ONLY

Traditional

Interactive/Game-based

       Grades 4-12
  • Game based programming allows students to discuss difficult topics in a fun and interactive way

  • Learn to think critically about current issues and work together to create positive solutions

  • Work in small groups to share and discuss ideas all while having fun

Game-based Assemblies
 

Even if your school decides to resume large-group assemblies, at the present time MARC does not believe we can ensure the health and safety of our Graduate students presenting such assemblies in person.  For this reason, we are developing a new program:

 

Virtual In-Class Assemblies and Discussions.  Using an online platform, graduate students will lead a lively information session and discussion with students seated in their individual classrooms with 30 or fewer students. Schools can choose a presentation and discussion session from the options listed below, simultaneously delivered to up to 5 different classrooms (that means that a total of 150 students per presentation is possible).  

The details:

  • Students and at least one teacher would be in each classroom and the MARC student would be broadcast on a screen at the front of the room.  Interactive tasks for each classroom will be included.  (Note: this should not be done in an auditorium or other large setting because of its interactive nature. We also do not recommend this for Kindergarten students.)

  • Schools will need to have the technological capacity to project an Internet-connected computer screen.  We are sensitive to the fact that not all schools may have this capacity, and these schools can utilize our free, research-based curricula.

  • Graduate students will be limited to 2 presentations each day.  We are aware that this means that fewer students will be reached; we encourage the use of Curricula for other students. If you're interested in more than 2 presentations, our Manager of Programs can provide these for a small fee. 

  • Because all virtual assemblies are done with smaller groups (30 or fewer students) and they are all interactive, MARC requires the participation of an educator or counselor in EACH room.  ​

  • Please note that ALL of our assemblies must still be presented in age-appropriate groups. Click on the LEARN MORE buttons found within each selection for a detailed explanation and breakdown of grades for each presentation.

 

Peer Leadership / Facilitation Trainings

In this program for grades 6 through 12, a group of between 10-20 of your students with leadership qualities learn how to conceptualize the social problems in their school, how to brainstorm, create, and run student-led prevention programs. 

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